site.btaMajor Wildfire in Southeast Brought under Control
A major wildfire in the land-use areas of four villages in Elhovo Municipality has been brought under control, BTA learnt from Yambol Police Spokesperson Tatyana Pavlova on Saturday.
The blaze has been localized after tracked vehicles opened clearings in the rugged terrain. A Mi-17 helicopter from the Krumovo Air Base joined the fire-fighting effort on Friday.
At first, dry grass and bush caught fire on the morning of August 10. The disaster soon spread over an area of 500 hectares, including 200 hectares of decidious and pine trees.